Masks

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  1. nstructor

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    Oct 15, 2020 at 8:02 AM

    What is the most comfortable mask to wear all day?
     
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    Oct 15, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    I find those blue disposable masks to be significantly more comfortable and breathable than any cloth one I tried. I also learned that they actually do hold up to washing- I just hand wash mine in the sink every day when I get home. I bought a 20 pack at Target when school started in early August and I've still got probably at least 15 of them.
     
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    Oct 15, 2020 at 10:58 PM

    I have been using N-95's- highly uncomfortable for long periods of time.
    Then I got some from Walgreens that are blue, 3 layered, disposable, and inexpensive.
    The 1st time I wore 1 in public, it freaked me out. haha! Only because I felt like I was breathing freely exposing myself to every germ out there. They feel like you are breathing straight fresh air.
     
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    Oct 16, 2020 at 3:56 AM

    I can only do the blue, 3-layered masks. I feel like I'm suffocating in cloth masks.
     
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    Oct 16, 2020 at 6:20 AM

    We are provided with the blue 3-layered medical masks and I'm finding that they are super-easy to wear all day. The only time I struggle a bit is if I'm rushing from one place to another and get a little winded. I have a hard time now in my cloth masks when I go shopping.
     
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    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 AM

    I'm the opposite. The blue surgical/disposable masks are itchy and scratchy to me, and even with bending the wire around my nose, it moves up until the mask is basically in my eyes.

    I have to do cloth masks. We aren't in person with kids yet, but teachers are teaching from the building and we have a lot of meetings where I end up having to wear the mask for hours. I purchased some cloth masks from a local clothing store that are very comfortable (or as comfortable as we're going to get) and I still feel like I can breathe in them. I think it really just depends on the person and your face shape.
     
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    Oct 17, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    I like those blue three-layered medical masks already mentioned, but I have a petite face. I worry that they are too big for me and don't get close enough to my skin in all places. I bought some cloth masks that conform better to my face, but they are not as easy to breathe in.
     
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    Oct 17, 2020 at 8:47 PM

    The most comfortable is no mask :D I've sworn the few kids that come to my class to secrecy.
     
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 5:11 AM

    Have you tried the children's sized blue surgical masks? I have some middle school students they work well on.
     
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 5:43 AM

    if someone becomes ill and there is contact tracing, you will have some big problems. Also, is that really the example you want to set for students?
     
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    Oct 18, 2020 at 9:31 PM

    It's remote! Ok. no one is in danger. We were told to wear them while online but I'm not . Count one less sheep.
     
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    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM

    What reason did they give for that? Kids have enough trouble paying attention to the teacher on a screen let alone staring at them with a mask on. Good grief!
     
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    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:17 AM

    I must confess... I use disposable masks for more than a single use. More like a week at a time....
     
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    Oct 19, 2020 at 9:33 AM

    We are given 2/day, but I typically only wear one.
     
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    Oct 19, 2020 at 10:27 AM

    I use cloth masks and I have enough that I can use 1-2 a day and wash the pile of them once a week. I can do 1-2 layers but the 3 layers are just too much. I just can't.
     
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    Oct 19, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Rockhubby rigged up a device to sterilize our N-95 masks because he's just handy and mad scientist like that.
     

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